SWAT (92 News) – Eighteen more patients tested positive for dengue in Swat on Friday. The number of patients has increased to 118 in a month. A special ward has been reserved for dengue patients in Saidu Sharif. Patients are facing problems due to unavailability of medicines in hospital. According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department, the number of dengue patients has risen to 1,000 during four and a half months. During the last 24 hours, 77 more dengue cases have been confirmed. Dr Najeeb said that 47 more cases have been reported in Peshawar. Moreover, nine dengue cases have surfaced in Batgram and four each cases in Lower Dir and Buner, three in Mansehra and one in Nowshehra.